U.S. copyright law Edit
A preexisting subscription service is
|“||a service that performs sound recordings by means of noninteractive audio-only subscription digital audio transmissions, which was in existence and was making such transmissions to the public for a fee on or before July 31, 1998, and may include a limited number of sample channels representative of the subscription service that are made available on a nonsubscription basis in order to promote the subscription service.||”|
- ↑ 17 U.S.C. §114(j)(11).